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October 13

October 13, 1605: Theodore Beza, Calvin's successor as leader of the Swiss Reformation, dies (see issue 12: John Calvin).

October 13, 1917: Three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, report visions of the Virgin Mary.

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November 14, 565: Roman Emperor Justinian dies at 82. During his reign, he reunited the Eastern and Western empires politically and religiously, erected several new basilicas in Constantinople, and created the Justinian Code, which greatly influenced the development of canon law in the Middle Ages.

November 14, 1741: English revivalist George Whitefield marries Elizabeth Burnell (see issue 38: George Whitefield).

November 14, 1976: The Plains (Ga.) Baptist Church, where then-presidential candidate ...

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